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62080 Dean Swift Rd

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Monday (04/22) 9:00 AM6:00 PM
Tuesday (04/23) 9:00 AM6:00 PM
Wednesday (04/24) 9:00 AM6:00 PM
Thursday (04/25) 9:00 AM6:00 PM
Friday (04/26) 9:00 AM6:00 PM
Saturday (04/27) 9:00 AM6:00 PM

62080 Dean Swift Rd.
Bend, OR 97701

Phone: (541) 330-3760
Fax: (541) 389-9882

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The East Bend Library opened its doors in 2011 and is the newest addition to the Deschutes Public Library System. This library is located across from The Forum shopping center right off of Highway 20. The East Bend Library is a rented 8,000 square foot storefront designed by Jim Landin and BRLB/GGL Architects of Bend.

This small and mighty library offers full services such as books, music, and movies; public computers; a community meeting room and hosts library-sponsored lectures and presentations as well as story times; and an interactive Early Learning space for children. Several of the library’s programs for adults and children are offered in English and Spanish. Free WiFi is available throughout the building.

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  • Apr 23 2024

    10:30 AM - Tuesday - Meeting Room

    Interactive story time with books, songs and rhymes. 0-5 yrs. Space is limited.

    Join us for stories, songs, and rhymes designed to support early literacy skill development, social emotional awareness and family engagement. 25 min.

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  • Apr 24 2024

    5:30 PM - Wednesday -

    Discuss Oh William! by Elizabeth Strout.

    Lucy Barton is a writer, but her ex-husband, William, remains a hard man to read. William, she confesses, has always been a mystery to me. Another mystery is why the two have remained connected after all these years. They just are. So Lucy is both surprised and not surprised when William asks her to join him on a trip to investigate a recently uncovered family secret one of those secrets that rearrange everything we think we know about the people closest to us. What happens next is nothing less than another example of what Hilary Mantel has called Elizabeth Strout's perfect attunement to the human condition. There are fears and insecurities, simple joys and acts of tenderness, and revelations about affairs and other spouses, parents and their children.

    Join via Zoom: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86758071992

    Pick up a book at Sisters Library or email paigeb@deschuteslibrary.org to request a book.
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  • Apr 25 2024

    2:00 PM - Thursday - Meeting Room

    Drop-in social services assistance that connects you with resources.

    Connect and get help with housing, medical, mental health, veterans services, social security resources, and more. Thrive Central Oregon staff help you navigate the complex forms, websites, and waitlists needed to access these resources. All appointments are on a first-come first served and last for 30 minutes. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.org.

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  • Apr 27 2024

    9:30 AM - Saturday - Meeting Room

    Interactive story time with books, songs and rhymes. 0-5 yrs. Space is limited.

    Join us for stories, songs, and rhymes designed to support early literacy skill development, social emotional awareness and family engagement. 25 min.

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  • Apr 27 2024

    4:00 PM - Saturday - Meeting Room * Registration Required

    Create your own special tea blend with Metolius Tea.

    See, smell, taste, and play with herbs and spices to make your own unique tea and bring home your very own tea blend. You'll also get to name your tea and decorate your own tea jar label. This workshop is led by 13-year-old Sevi Stahl, the daughter of Metolius Tea's founder.

    All ages welcome. Limited to 10 guests.

    Sevi Stahl, age 13, is about the same age as local business Metolius Tea. Since she was a tiny, precocious little thing, she played in the packing peanuts and made forts with the big boxes the herbs and spices came in. She assisted in blending teas, filling tea jars, labeling bags, welcoming customers, and flitting around the tea factory like a human butterfly. She sat at factory tables for online school during COVID. Most years, the "tea parents" put on kids' tea making workshops for her and the other tea factory kids. Now Sevi enjoys sharing her lifelong love of tea artistry with others.

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  • Apr 29 2024

    4:30 PM - Monday - Meeting Room

    Bring your imagination to life with 3D pens.

    3Doodlers are 3D pens that use the same technology as 3D printers, but are handheld. Try out this technology by making a spring flower, mushroom decorations, or anything you can imagine! You’ll brainstorm and design your project on paper, then bring it to life with 3Doodlers and biodegradable plastic filament. This program is designed for ages 10-14.

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  • Apr 30 2024

    10:30 AM - Tuesday - Meeting Room

    Interactive story time with books, songs and rhymes. 0-5 yrs. Space is limited.

    Join us for stories, songs, and rhymes designed to support early literacy skill development, social emotional awareness and family engagement. 25 min.

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  • Apr 30 2024

    12:30 PM - Tuesday - Mountain Air

    Enjoy Toddler Jump Time at Mountain Air! Tickets at https://www.mountainairbend.com/tickets/ Registration is required via the Mountain Air website (link posted above). Reservations will be available starting three weeks before the program. To register, click the link above, scroll down to “Bookings,” enter “April 30th,” hit “Continue,” and then select "Story Time 5 and under ($0.00)."

    This workshop is intended for children ages 5 and under, and all children must be accompanied by a caregiver.

    Join Mountain Air Trampoline Park for an exclusive toddler time jump session complete with storytelling! During this event, the entire facility is reserved for children 5 years-old and younger to enjoy for 2 hours. We will also be hearing some amazing stories read by Ms. Meredith from the Assistance League of Bend!

    Because this is a protected time for toddlers, we ask that no adults jump during this time for safety. One parent/monitor is included per registered jumper. This is a pre-register event and space is limited. Please sign up at the Mountain Air Trampoline Park website to reserve your spot!

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  • Apr 30 2024

    5:30 PM - Tuesday -

    Learn about the importance of relationships and resiliency.

    This is an online program. Registration is required. This program will not be recorded.

    Part of the Darkness to Light family of trainings, Talking with Children about Safety from Sexual Abuse discusses how talking about personal safety creates a protective bond between parent and child, increasing confidence for both and instilling knowledge that makes children and teens much less vulnerable. In this one (1) hour training, adults will learn the importance of relationships and resiliency, receive examples of how to talk about personal safety with children, and learn how to use everyday opportunities to talk with children about sexual abuse and its prevention.

    Children are referred for a KIDS Center evaluation by one of four community partners including law enforcement, DHS Child Welfare, medical providers, and licensed mental health professionals. Children and families can engage in KIDS Center advocacy and mental health services without participating in an evaluation. All of KIDS Center services are provided at no cost.

    To register, visit kidscenter.org/events or call (541) 383-5958

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  • May 1 2024

    3:30 PM - Wednesday - Meeting Room

    Cuentos, canciones, y rimas para toda la familia.

    Invitamos a toda la familia a participar en la hora del cuento con oportunidades para leer y leer. Duración: 15 minutos para convivir en familia y comunidad y 25 minutos para la hora del cuento.

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  • May 2 2024

    2:00 PM - Thursday - Meeting Room

    Drop-in social services assistance that connects you with resources.

    Connect and get help with housing, medical, mental health, veterans services, social security resources, and more. Thrive Central Oregon staff help you navigate the complex forms, websites, and waitlists needed to access these resources. All appointments are on a first-come first served and last for 30 minutes. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.org.

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  • May 4 2024

    9:30 AM - Saturday - Meeting Room

    Interactive story time with books, songs and rhymes. 0-5 yrs. Space is limited.

    Join us for stories, songs, and rhymes designed to support early literacy skill development, social emotional awareness and family engagement. 25 min.

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  • May 4 2024

    1:00 PM - Saturday - Meeting Room

    Exchange a puzzle for a new-to-you one!

    Bring your gently used puzzles (no missing pieces, please) in the original box, and take home new-to-you puzzles to enjoy. You're also welcome to take a puzzle even if you don't have one to swap!

    Puzzles for all ages and of all sizes will be accepted, as long as they are in good condition with all the pieces.

    This is an all ages program, everyone is welcome.

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    ¿Cansados de hacer el mismo rompecabezas? ¡Vengan a intercambiarlo por otro!

    Traigan sus rompecabezas en buena condición, con todas las piezas y en su caja original, y llévense a casa rompecabezas nuevos. También pueden llevarse un rompecabezas aunque no tengan uno de intercambio.

    Se aceptarán rompecabezas para todas las edades y de todo tamaño mientras estén completos y en buen estado.

    Este es un programa para todas las edades y todos son bienvenidos.
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  • May 7 2024

    10:30 AM - Tuesday - Meeting Room

    Interactive story time with books, songs and rhymes. 0-5 yrs. Space is limited.

    Join us for stories, songs, and rhymes designed to support early literacy skill development, social emotional awareness and family engagement. 25 min.

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  • May 7 2024

    1:00 PM - Tuesday - Meeting Room

    Drop-in social services assistance that connects you with resources.

    Connect and get help with housing, medical, mental health, veterans services, social security resources, and more. Thrive Central Oregon staff help you navigate the complex forms, websites, and waitlists needed to access these resources. All appointments are on a first-come first served and last for 30 minutes. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.org.

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  • May 7 2024

    6:00 PM - Tuesday - Meeting Room

    Central Oregon Diving shares the ecological impacts of water pollution.

    As trash and debris from our local water sources makes its way to the ocean, Central Oregon Diving is making local efforts to clean these water ways, in conjunction with Upper Deschutes Watershed Council. Learn how other organizations work globally on plastic and debris removal projects and how you can help.

    Jonathan Ingram first started diving back in the summer of 2002. Over the course of the next decade, he traveled and completed extra training to eventually become a PADI dive professional in 2016. Currently, he is a PADI IDC Staff Instructor with over 600 dives from around the world. He has traveled to dive in the Red Sea off the Egyptian coast, in Colorado, in the Caribbean, and in the Puget Sound in Washington State. He loves the marine life with his favorite animals to see being sharks and nudibranchs. *br* *ani*

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  • May 8 2024

    7:30 AM - Wednesday - Hatfield Ponds * Registration Required

    Explore local birds with naturalist Damian Fagan.

    Registration is required. Registered participants will receive meet-up instructions.

    Learn to identify birds by sight, sound, and habitat preferences with Damian Fagan, a former National Park Service ranger and field biologist. Be prepared to walk up to two miles on uneven terrain.

    Damian Fagan is a former National Park Service ranger and field biologist. He has led birding trips for COCC's Continuing Education program and is known to break out in spontaneous owl hooting!

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  • May 8 2024

    3:00 PM - Wednesday - Meeting Room

    Learn basic sewing skills and create a felt shark or dolphin. *ani*

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  • May 8 2024

    6:00 PM - Wednesday - Meeting Room

    Participate in a low-stress reading of the play with script in hand.

    Have you ever wanted to dip a toe in the theatre world? Join us as we read Thorton Wilder's Our Town, a three-act play set in the 1930s town of Grover's Corners. We’ll take on characters from the play and read the script together. Beginners welcome in this low-stress theatre environment.

    The play will be read over the course of two sessions. Find information on Part 1 here: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/calendar/event/74385. You are not required to come to both sessions, but the story will make more sense if you do!

    "Thornton Wilder’s most frequently performed play, Our Town appeared on Broadway in 1938 to wide acclaim, and won the Pulitzer Prize...Our Town explores the relationship between two young Grover’s Corners neighbors, George Gibbs and Emily Webb, whose childhood friendship blossoms into romance, and then culminates in marriage. When Emily looses her life in childbirth, the circle of life portrayed in each of the three acts - growing up, adulthood, and death - is fully realized....In the final moments of the play, the recently deceased Emily is granted the opportunity to revisit one day in her life, only to discover that she never fully appreciated all she possessed until she lost it." (https://www.thorntonwilder.com/our-town-about)

    About Gloria Hedigo
    This Reader's Theatre will be faciliated by seasoned veteran of theatre and local Bend resident, Gloria Hedigo. Gloria is not only a lover of books, libraries and local book stores, but she is also an actor who enjoys reading and attempting to write scripts, performing, and really all things with words and conversation...maybe that’s because she is a retired speech-language pathologist. Glo is currently on the Cascades Theatrical Company's (CTC) Board of Governors. Cascades Theatrical Company is Central Oregon’s oldest community theatre and Glo has led their Reader's Theatres for several years. She has been seen on stage at CTC in The Philidephia Story and A Gift to Remember. She can also be seen in local commercials and as a Greeter in CTC's newly refurbished Lobby where she always encourages theatre lovers to become members of CTC to support future productions and classes. She is extremely honored to represent Cascade Theatrical Company’s Readers Theater with Deschutes Library's A Novel Idea...Read Together. We hope everyone has a wonderful learning experience with our reading of Thornton Wilder’s Our Town in comparison with Emily Habeck's first novel Shark Heart.

    About Cascades Theatrical Company
    Founded in 1978, Cascades Theatrical Company is the oldest community theatre in Central Oregon. CTC laid the foundation for the theatre groups performing today and it is the only volunteer-based community theatre. CTC's mission is to enrich the Central Oregon community experience by bringing live theater, film arts, music, dance, and storytelling to their stage. Learn more at https://cascadestheatrical.org/ *ani* *lw*

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  • May 9 2024

    All Day - Thursday -

    Libraries will open with normal hours on Friday, May 10th.

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  • May 10 2024

    1:30 PM - Friday - Meeting Room

    Get help with your technology problems and questions.

    Practice your computer skills and problem-solve with staff. Find answers to your e-reader, tablet, laptop, smartphone, internet, or cloud-related questions. Free and open to the public. No registration is required.

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  • May 11 2024

    9:30 AM - Saturday - Meeting Room

    Interactive story time with books, songs and rhymes. 0-5 yrs. Space is limited.

    Join us for stories, songs, and rhymes designed to support early literacy skill development, social emotional awareness and family engagement. 25 min.

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  • May 11 2024

    11:00 AM - Saturday - Meeting Room

    Discuss Shark Heart with friends and neighbors.

    Shark Heart - A Love Story, Deschutes Public Library’s Novel Idea 2024 selection, is a sweeping love story that is at once lyrical and funny, airy and visceral, and an unforgettable novel about life’s perennial questions, the fragility of memories, finding joy amidst grief, and creating a meaningful life. This daring debut marks the arrival of a wildly talented new writer abounding with originality, humor, and heart.

    Emily Habeck, author of Shark Heart, has a BFA in Theater from Southern Methodist University’s Meadows School of the Arts as well as master’s degrees from Vanderbilt Divinity School and Vanderbilt’s Peabody College. Her debut novel Shark Heart was a Book of the Month selection, a New York Times book review editor’s choice, and the #1 Indie Next pick for August 2023. She is from Ardmore, Oklahoma and currently lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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